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News ByteSkillPages, a start-up for short-term jobs, plans to launch its first mobile app today. The site connects users who have various skills — ranging from accounting to photography — with the instances where those skills are in demand. SkillPages’ network is currently much denser in the U.K. than it is in the U.S., but the new iPhone app is aimed at making local connections easier, as this promotional screenshot shows.
News Byteacquired ThinkSmart Technologies, an Irish company that provides location data analysis using Wi-Fi technology. ThinkSmart’s technology analyzes information on the movement of people within a building, looking for patterns by time of day, length of stay and other factors to help companies that operate buildings — such as event spaces — plan better and ensure that crowds flow better. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.